Title: The Governess Affair (Brothers Sinister #0.5)
Author: Courtney Milan
Dates Read: May 24-26, 2017
Summary: Hugo Marshall earned the nickname “the Wolf of Clermont” for his ruthless ambition—a characteristic that has served him well, elevating the coal miner’s son to the right hand man of a duke. When he’s ordered to get rid of a pestering governess by fair means or foul, it’s just another day at work.
But after everything Miss Serena Barton has been through at the hands of his employer, she is determined to make him pay. She won’t let anyone stop her—not even the man that all of London fears. They might call Hugo Marshall the Wolf of Clermont, but even wolves can be brought to heel… (Amazon)
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Title: How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life
Dates Read: May 18-23, 2017
Summary: On the surface, lots of quick, helpful advice for taking charge of your life, in both your professional and personal lives.
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Title: A Week to Be Wicked (Spindle Cove #2)
Dates Read: May 22-23, 2017
Summary: This Regency Era delight finds a restless British lord desperate to escape the quaint and too quiet small seaside resort he’s trapped in…and he gets much more than he expected when he eagerly agrees to escort a beautiful, brilliant, socially awkward lady scientist to Scotland. (Barnes & Noble)
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Title: An Extraordinary Union
Author: Alyssa Cole
Dates Read: May 8-20, 2017
Genres: HR, W
Summary: A white man and a black woman spy for the Union during the American Civil War, not suspecting that their relationship with each other will be their most important puzzle to solve.
- “Elle lowered her face so she wouldn’t have to acknowledge the way Malcolm looked at her, like she was a tome that he wanted to curl up with for days on end, savoring every word.”
- “Damn, she was impressive. If she didn’t kill him, he’d tell her so.”
- “She wanted to join in his recitation. Not to one-up him or to prove anything, but for a reason that was new to her: for the enjoyment of it.”
- “The words hung between them, leaving Elle feeling exposed. They were as intimate as any declaration of ardor, and maybe more so. She’d performed poetry for audiences before, but she’d always done so without feeling. She’d shared her body and her heart with another before, but never her mind. She’d thought those things must be kept separate.”
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Title: Milk and Honey
Dates Read: May 4-5, 2017
Review: I love this book. In it are so many poems that affected me so much that I cried more than once in a single sitting while reading this collection. It’s separated into four chapters: “the hurting,” “the loving,” “the breaking,” and “the healing.” All of the ones that touched me the most deeply are from the chapter on healing. Normally with poetry, I list my favorite poems, but with this book there are so many (and most of them don’t really have titles). I’ll just list my absolute favorite poems/excerpts that I found the most visceral–the excerpts will be in single quotation marks.
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Hey guys. This is something I may try to do more of in the future. I like to listen to music that reminds me of the book I’m reading at the moment. That could be a themed playlist that someone else has made for the book, a soundtrack, or music from the time period in which the book is set.
I made this playlist for Henry Winter, a character in Donna Tartt’s The Secret History. I’m not currently reading the book–in fact, I first read it way back in September 2013. I do, however, plan to reread it soon, and lately I have been listening to lots of playlists that other people have made.
You don’t need to have read the book to enjoy the playlist. They’re all good songs, I think. But you’d (hopefully) enjoy the playlist more if you have read the book.
Here’s the 8tracks version, and here’s the link to the Spotify version. The only difference is that the 8tracks version has Jen Titus’s rendition of “O Death” from Supernatural, while the Spotify version has the Ralph Stanley one. I personally prefer the former, but I couldn’t find it on Spotify 😦
Anyway, I hope some people like it!
Title: No Coward Soul Is Mine
Year: 1993 (Brontë lived from 1818-1848)
Dates Read: April 30 – May 1, 2017
Favorite Poem: “When weary with the long day’s care”
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